John Frusciante - Outsides (File)
Label: Record Collection - none • Format: 3x, File WAV, EP 32-bit 96,000 kHz • Genre: Electronic, Rock • Style: Synth-pop
Anyone following the warped path of John Frusciante 's solo music can tell you that all bets are off when trying to determine its motivations, process, or intent. Outsidesyet another EP in line with its predecessors, takes another odd turn, offering just three almost completely instrumental tracks, Wings Of Fire - Joe Sample - The Hunter harder to pin down than the last.
Acting almost more like a "maxi-single," the EP centers around opening track "Same," a ten-minute guitar solo with live drums and pads of various synths backing up the meandering exploration through various changes in key and effects processing. This is a little too scattered and the backing instrumentation a bit too jarring to hit the heights of something like Funkadelic 's similarly epic "Maggot Brain," but through Frusciante 's weird lens, it comes close.
The remaining tracks, while shorter, veer into much stranger waters. The experiments with both tape and arrangements for woodwinds give way to a gurgling acid house bassline as the John Frusciante - Outsides (File) wraps up, effectively imagining a collaboration between Aphex Twin and Stockhausen.
The final track, "Shelf," is much the same, John Frusciante - Outsides (File) more moments of rhythmic cohesion and an icy synth melody that recalls the earliest Squarepusher albums. Outsides is yet another strange installment in Frusciante 's unabashedly weird and sometimes uncomfortably naked evolution as a solo artist. His dabbling with electronic music makes as little sense as any Still Growin Up - Globe - Cruise Record 1995-2000 his other abstract styles, but there's something undeniable about it in its honesty and raw presentation.
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